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Nigerian stowaways found on ship’s rudder seek asylum in Spain

By Associated Press BARCELONA: The three Nigerian stowaways found on an oil tanker’s rudder after an 11-day ocean voyage from Lagos, Nigeria to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands are seeking asylum in Spain, a spokesperson for the Spanish government delegation in…

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India extends Ambassador to U.S. Taranjit Sandhu’s tenure through January 2024

India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu in Washington D.C., U.S.A. File | Photo Credit: PTI The Union Government extended the tenure of Ambassador to the U. S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu by a year until January 31, 2024. Mr.…

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‘Sri Lanka’s debt to China close to 20% of public external debt’ – Times of India

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG: Sri Lanka owed Chinese lenders $7.4 billion – nearly a fifth of its public external debt – by the end of last year, calculations by the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) published on Wednesday showed, an estimate higher than…

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US Capitol Hill Riots: Members of Right-wing Militia Oath Keepers Found Guilty of Sedition

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, charged with seditious conspiracy following a two-month trial and has been found guilty of plotting to stop US President Joe Biden following his victory in the 2020 election. The prosecutors accused him of plotting an…

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All regions experienced water extremes in 2021: UN

Major river basins in the Americas and central Africa saw water volumes shrink. Rivers in northern India and southern Africa saw above-average increases. Source link

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Iranian general acknowledges over 300 dead in unrest

File photo of a police motorcycle burning during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, in Tehran, Iran. Photo: WANA via Reuters An Iranian general on November 28 acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the…

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England census: Christians a minority; non-religious grow

By Associated Press LONDON: Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time the country’s official religion has been followed by a minority of the population. Britain…

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At least 4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Israeli security forces collect evidence from a car belonging to a Palestinian man who rammed his car into an Israeli soldier, seriously injuring her, before he was shot dead by Israeli police near the Israeli settlement of Kochav Yakov, in…

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China police out in force after anti-lockdown protests – Times of India

SHANGHAI: Security services were out in force across China’s major cities Tuesday, which for the time being appeared to have quelled nationwide protests calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns. The country’s leadership faced a weekend of…

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Ukraine’s ‘Invincibility’ centres offer refuge, resilience – Times of India

BUCHA: Retired Ukrainian construction worker Borys Markovnikov is on the move again: this time, just a few steps from his home in the town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, to seek shelter and warmth at a “Point of Invincibility” —…

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Nothing Neutral about Technology, Says Jaishankar at Global Tech Summit

Union external affairs minister S Jaishankar said no one should pretend technology is neutral and said India cannot remain agnostic regarding technology since there are strong political connotations attached to it. Jaishankar’s comments came during an address on Tuesday at…

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Great Barrier Reef risks ‘in danger’ World Heritage listing

By AFP PARIS: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage sites, according to UN experts who warned the fading wonder has been “significantly impacted” by climate change. A UNESCO-tasked report said on…

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US: 5 officers charged after Black man paralysed in police van – Times of India

NEW HAVEN: Five Connecticut police officers were charged with misdemeanors Monday over their treatment of a Black man after he was paralysed from the chest down in the back of a police van. Randy Cox, 36, was being driven to…

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International media organisations ask U.S. to end prosecution of Julian Assange

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange create a human chain outside Houses of Parliament during a protest, in London, Britain on October 8, 2022. File | Photo Credit: Reuters Asserting that “publishing is not a crime”, five international media organisations,…

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‘Demeaning Female Jobs’: Blind Indian-American Professor Sued for Gender Discrimination by Columbia Uni Alumnus

Sheena Iyengar, a blind Indian-American professor at New York’s Columbia University was sued by an alumnus for gender discrimination. According to Elizabeth Blackwell, Iyengar asked her to do “demeaning female jobs”, like applying her makeup and booking restaurants. According to…

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World’s largest active volcano in Hawaii starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

By Associated Press HONOLULU: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday. The eruption began late Sunday night…

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China arrests BBC journalist covering COVID-19 protests

Police officers detain people during a protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) curbs at the site of a candlelight vigil for victims of the Urumqi fire, in Shanghai on November 27, 2022. | Photo Credit: Reuters The BBC said on Sunday…

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Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages – Times of India

TOKYO: The number of babies born in Japan this year is below last year’s record low in what the the top government spokesman described as a “critical situation.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno promised comprehensive measures to encourage more marriages…

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